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absorption

passage of digested food from the digestive tract into the circulatory system (412)

bile

yellow-green bitter fluid important in the breakdown of fats (416)

chyme

creamy fluid mixture of food and gastric juices (415)

digestion

mechanical and chemical breakdown of foods for use by the body's cells (412)

elimination

the expulsion of undigested food or body wastes (412)

gastric juices

secretions from the stomach lining that contain pepsin and hydrocloric acid (414)

ingestion

taking food into the body (413)

mastication

the process of chewing , prepares the food to be swallowed (413)

peristalsis

series of unvoluntary muscular contractions (414)

indigestion

burning discomfort in the upper abdomen (418)

hiatal hernia

condition in which part of the stomach pushes through an opening in the diaphram (419)

appendicitis

inflamation of the appendix (421)

peptic ulcer

sore in the lining of the digestive tract (422)

bladder

hollow muscular organ that acts as a reservoir for urine (426)

cystitis

bacterial infection of the bladder that occurs most frequently in females (428)

hemodialysis

technique in which an artificial kidney machine removes waste products from the blood (429)

incontenence

inability of the body to control the bladder and the elimination of waste (428)

nephrons

functional units of the kidneys (425)

urine

liquid waste material (424)

ureters

tubes that connect the kidneys with the bladder (425)

urethra

tube that leads from the bladder to the outside of the body (426)

urethritis

inflamation of the urethra (428)

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